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Sep 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in swiss bank accounts, listen to that and remember when you hear the plethora of senators who will come to the floor and say that not one penny of foreign aid should ever be cut ever. not one penny of aid they argue, should have conditioned placed on it. the amendment that i will offer today places conditions on foreign aid. but it places conditions that have to pass the senate. not that can be rubber stamped by hillary clinton. hillary clinton thinks human rights are going fine in egypt. she rubber stamped and said give them a billion. a couple of months ago. no human rights abuses in egypt. she also approved an extra billion for pakistan a month ago. we can't rely on the purse strings to be transferred particularly to this administration but even to any administration republican or democrat. the purse strings are to remain were intended to remain and the constitution says, are to remain in the legislature. this is a real problem. so my legislation makes it come back and we have to vote on it here that they are in compliance. that there are no human rights violations that egypt is not
Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
the aarp conference in new orleans. now, a massachusetts senate debate between scott brown and democrat and elizabeth warren. she is a harvard law professor. this hourlong debate is courtesy of wbz-tv in boston. >> good evening, and welcome to the massachusetts senate debate. we are welcoming our listeners onwbz radio -- on wbz radio 1040. welcome to the candidates. they are scott brown, the incumbent elected to the senate in 2010. and the challenger, elizabeth warren, a professor at harvard law school. before we began, a brief bit of information about our format. we will have an open. of rebuttal and debate period -- period of rebuttal and debate. the hard and fast rules, no talking over each other and no interrupting. by prior arrangement, mr. brown, you will take the first question. before we get into the policy issues that will dominate this debate, let's give something out of the way. at times during this race, each of your campaign has appeared to question the character of your opponent. opponentoet's -- your 's character an issue in this debate? >> first, i would like to thank pr
Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
call: quorum call: quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maine. ms. collins: thank you, mr. president. i would ask unanimous consent that proceedings under the call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. collins: mr. president, earlier today i voted against invoking cloture on the motion to proceed to a six-month spending bill, a stopgap measure. and i want to explain to my colleagues and my constituents why i voted that way. i am deeply disappointed that the senate has been unable to complete the annual appropriations bills on time before the start of the new fiscal year. this is a failure that only reinforces the public's perception of gridlock in washington. mr. president, it's not as if the start of a fiscal year is a surprise to members of this body. it happens every year on october 1. we know that the spending authority is going to run out and we know that one of the most important responsibilities of the congress is to pass the appropriations bills. well, the house of representatives has managed to pass seven of t
Sep 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
-- >> senator, i can assure you the scooter store is not prefilling paperwork. we don't fill out any paperwork. because there is not an objective standard system that's been created for a complex, as testified by the good doctor from illinois, this is a complicated exam with complicated criteria. most doctors do this one to three times a year. if there was a process set up by cms or the carriers that allowed everyone to work off the same playbook, it would be easier for the doctors to do the exams and provide the information that they need so what happens is a lot of paperwork comes back, and when we look at it, it's not that the patient doesn't need it, but that the doctor didn't document appropriately. that's been said throughout the whole panel and what ms. taylor testified for. we go back to the doctor and say, look, you didn't document this enough. go back and either re-document, but we're not filling out the paperwork or writing what the doctor says. if his nurse writes something, and he signs it, it doesn't have to be in his handwriting. if he signs and dates it himself, then he's attes
Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a plan p. mr. president, they don't even have an excuse for what this body has not done. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from kansas. more mr. presidentmr. moran: thr concepts that we discuss in the nation's capital have real consequences on everyday americans. i spoke to a rotary club in kansas and the local c.p.a. is in the audience and we go to questions and answers. he says, i just have a simple question, an easy question for you. this is a softball. what's the estate tax rate going to be next year in it's embarrassing not to be able to answer the simple questions about what is going to happen in people's lives. people are having to make decisions. that certified public accountant, that lawyer, that financial planner needs to be able to explain to that farmer in kansas, to that raunch, that small business owner what the tax code is going to look like. we're facing a point in time in which we have no opportunity to tell somebody what the tax code is going to be in three months. that's impaithat's embarrassing. when people ask me what's necessary for us t
Sep 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
if not all of our foreign aid and cooperation with pakistan on his status and on his release. i hope senator paul and those who support his amendment will consider at a minimum restructuring that amendment to recognize that there's a difference between libya and egypt, and we should take different approaches in that regard. we have a right to be trainld, we have a right to be angry, but we should never abandon being smart. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina is recognized. mrs. hagan: i ask unanimous consent i be permitted to speak up to 1015 minutes as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mrs. hagan: mr. president, 11 years have now passed since the attacks of september 11, that horrific day that forever changed the world. although we have killed osama bin laden, the fight against the al qaeda militants is not over. al qaeda remains a threat to america, and the brave men and women of our armed services are still fighting every day to protect our way of life. mr. president, i want us to h
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Sep 4, 2012 12:05pm PDT
obama is heroic and american. >> let's compare senator mccain to candidate mccain. candidate mccain criticizes senator mccain's own climate change bill. candidate mccain says he would vote against the immigration bill that senator mccain wrote. >> yes! that's the stuff! who is this? who is this fast-talking, concise person? senator kerry. i wonder how senator kerry would fare against 2004 candidate kerry? >> it's one thing to be certain, but you can be certain and be wrong. it's another to be certain and be right or be certain and be moving in the right direction, or be certain about a principle and then learn new facts and take those new facts and put them to use in order to change and get your policy right. [laughter] >> i mean, who, if i may -- [applause] >> thank you. who among us does not fail to think that we must be in so far as not to? [laughter] am i right, ladies? back me up. [cheers] >> kerry unveiled another under-utilized weapon. >> known as spring day in 1945, that great uncle helped liberate one of the concentration camps at buchenwald. ladies and gentlemen, barac
Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
states senate. mr. cardin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: i want to thank senator gillibrand for bringing this moment to the attention of the united states senate and the american people and thank senator rubio, senator durbin for being here. it's hard to believe it's been 40 years. it's hard to believe it's been 40 years since that tragic event in which terrorists had the attention of the world in the olympics at munich. and it's hard to believe over the last 40 years we've experienced so much of the violence from extremists and terrorists, tomorrow we will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the attack on our own country, and we recognize that the only way that we can stand up to this type of extremism is to never forthe get. -- forget and dere-dedicate ourselves to do everything we can to root out extremists, to root out terrorists and to never forget the consequences of their actions. so i want thank senator gillibrand and senator rubio for the resolution that we passed in this congress, to let those who were victimized 40 years ago to kno
Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
senate. those of you that were looking for the rest of the house committee hearing to the charges against representative maxine waters, we will have that when it resumes live on the website online at right now votes on the floor of the house that has caused the recess in that hearing. we take you live now to the floor of the senate where we expect senators to continue to debate on a six month federal spending. live coverage now here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty and everlasting god, we praise your name for all those who answer the call to serve you and country. we confess that we often pay honor to people who labored for liberty long ago, but we sometimes neglect to appreciate those who sacrifice for freedom today. forgive us when we resist those in our own time and in our own associations, who, for our own good and for the good of the nation, challenge our rigid ideas of thought and patterns of action. make our lawmakers, this day, open
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
was doing it before and it ultimately comes down to him saying, she shouldn't be a senator because she's native american. >> how do you think she handled the answer? i thought it was terrific. >> i mean, i think she has the moral high ground on this. if i were her, i would show more outrage. i think what she explained is sort of incontrovertible but he's trying to make it an issue. i find it remarkable. i don't understand why it's sort of not more of a scandal. >> from the clips i saw, she showed tremendous poise tonight. this was her first real debate on the big stage at this level in politics. rachel, thanks. >> thank, man. appreciate it. thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. i will confess to being slightly more allergic to reporting on new polls than the average person who works in cable news. generally i think that polls are made to seem more important than they are, most days. in terms of predictive value for elections that are sometimes really far away. right? far away in time. but at this point in the election, when we are less than 50 days out and the pl
Sep 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. quorum call: mrs. murray: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: i ask unanimous consent to speak as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: thank you. madam president, today marks 18 years -- the presiding officer: i'm sorry. the senate is in a quorum call. mrs. murray: madam president, i ask unanimous consent to call off the quorum. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: thank you. madam president, today marks 18 years to the day since president clinton signed the violence against women act into law, and since that day, this law has protected countless women across the country, as seen most directly by the fact that annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than 60%. today also marks a far more solemn day in history. today is also the 139th day of delay by the house of representatives since the senate passed an inclusive, bipartisan voaa bill. it marks 139 days since house republicans decided not to follow suit and instead pass a version of our legislation that stripped
Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
. overall spending is set for fiscal 13 at $1.37 trillion. well, the senate would have been marking that up to $10.47. we would have been automatically in disagreement with all of the bills. but we have gone ahead and passed through the committee bills, and seven of them on the floor of the house. in the meantime, the senate was saying, we were not going to youzhny of -- use any of those bills, so we had no one to negotiate with. so consequently, we came to the point where we had to pass something to keep the government open after september 30 fiscal year end, thus the c.r. >> was there an intention to change the number on the b.c.a.? my understanding was we were ready to move ahead with the b.c.a. number and it might have been passed. >> it would have been easier, i will say that. the democrats in the house, likewise, were committed to the $10.47 trillion number, so it made package in the house more difficult to go with the lower number. and it is conceiveable that if we had been able to pass our bill at $10.47, it would have made conferencing with the senate a lot easier. however, the sen
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am EDT
senator scott brown's race-baiting campaign. we'll have the latest from boston. >>> and the star of tv's "dirty jobs" gets his direst job yet. ikweas you know, well, he's a guy who has made a name for himself by doing things other pele don't want to do. really ugly, dirty jobs. like standing with a politician. >> i'll explain why mike rowe was standing on the wronstage th the wrong candida today >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. no republican candidate has ever lost ohio and won the presidency. mitt romney is on the verge of becoming yet anoth victim of this statistic. ohio's 18 electoral votes are vital to romnes chances of winning in nembe mitromney loses ohio, he's going to have to win all six swing states where the president currently leads. the president's lead in ohio is starting to lookominant. in a fox news poll, president obama leads by seven points. a "washington postpoll puts the presidt up by eight points ino. d the most recent poll by cbs and "the new york times" has president obama leading by ten points. romney was in ohio today, making a ne
Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
of us. >> senator hutchison and i might say that senator hutchison was key as we have worked through the design of the nasa authorization bill to make the system evolvable so that it starts out what we have, the funds in the capability for now but it can grow to whatever the needs of the mission are. >> well thank you. that was certainly a joint effort and the purpose was to have the technology and the shuttle that is going to go to the space station that would be transferable to the launch vehicle with orion so that we maximize efficiency with our taxpayer dollars and that is what we have worked very hard to usher that nasa will do. when we talk about the importance of of the robots and how exciting curiosity is, nevertheless curiosity can come back with the samples. is that only going to be able to be done when we can put humans there that can return, or are we looking at another technology gates that would be an interim of trying to get the robot down and bring samples back? >> samples can be conducted robotically -- and indeed the mission that was recommended in the recent planet
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for president. these are not swing states. republican senator lindsey graham told reporters of mitt romney today, "he's a great guy, he should win this election, but being in utah is necessary to raise money, but he doesn't have to be there, in my view." senator graham continued, "i think what romney needs to do is get into virginia and run for sheriff. this is not rocket science." real clear politics covered mr. romney's mysteriously light schedule yesterday. they quoted a well-connected republican fund-raiser saying, "there's not really a campaign here. he's getting ready for the debates and he's out fund-raising. you've got enough money." real clear politics also notes that in the 19 days following the conclusion of the republican convention, mr. romney spent only 9 of those 19 days, less than half of those days, in battleground states. over the last seven days, mr. romney's public events included just two rallies, during the same time frame, he sustaineded seven private fund-raisers and had two days that had no events scheduled at all. their crisis management plan for dealing with the campai
Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. hatch: i ask that the quorum callening be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hatch: i rise today to speak to an issue that threatens the very viability of the united states senate. last july the obama administration used the flimsiest of arguments, granted themselves the authority to waive federal welfare work requirements. and whether or not what they, the obama administration intends to accomplish with these waivers is good welfare policy has been the subject of robust debate. i'm not here to argue the merits or lack thereof of the underlying welfare policy goals of the obama administration. what i am here to do is to make a plea to my fellow senators, as senators we simply cannot let this action stand. if we fail to stand together as senators in defense of our constitutional duty to be the ones to draft legislation, we might as well pack up our bags and go home, because we will have opened the door for this administration and future administrations to unilaterally decide they can waive precede
Sep 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ we are leaving the pentagon 9/11 remembrance ceremony at this point to go live to the u.s. senate. a quick reminder you can continue watching live coverage on line at the u.s. senate u.s. senate as about to gavel in for the day. lawmakers are expected to consider a bill dealing with training for veterans looking for civilian jobs but also give veterans referential treatment. at 12:30 eastern they will recess for weekly party lunches lunches and when they returned they will hold a procedural vote on the veterans jobs bill. live coverage now of the u.s.d e senate here on c-span2. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal god, the source of our being, on this 11th anniversary of september, we pause to remember how you sustain us even through life's tragedies. recalling the deaths and injuries, the heroism and the patriotism, it's easy for us to be thankful for your presence and power. continue to guide this land we love on the labyrinthine path to greatness, protecting it from dangers seen and unseen, as you heal its doubts and divisions. use our senators for your glory as our
Sep 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
. the senate recently passed a bill which includes a number of sanctions. it a full scale clean audit is achieved by september 2017, in 1 sanction requires essentially the moving of jurisdiction from defense, the defense finance and accounting service, to the treasury. i wanted to get your perspective on that, ttp that you avoid that, or if he did get to that point, what's your perspective be on the transfer of that from defense to treasury? >> well, i think that transfer would be a bad idea. i think the goal of senator coburn has and his cosponsors, oversight role for me, as a to provide oversight over defense, will have the opposite effect. it will increase the workload i believe because company, they are a day to day accounting for. we need them working for the department of defense. let me step back and comment on the pentagon act just brief and more broadly. we support the goals in that act. to get to audit readiness, you've heard us all say that. and we think we have a system of accountability. we are concerned about a number of sanctions that are in there. you mentioned one. th
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
issues. "washington journal" is next. >> if you've got cable tv and you turn on the senate, a lot of people across america are calling into the cable channel providers and asking for a refund. why do we have this channel and when nothing happens except an occasional mention of a senator's name during a quorum call? 382 filibusters on the republican side. 382 delays in the senate. host: from the senate floor, dick durbin of illinois and. that's how the day began yesterday. democrats and republicans pointing fingers on congressional gridlock. good morning, it's friday, september 21. house convenes in two hours in what's likely to be the final day for lawmakers before the november election. senate is back in session today. the new "new york times is calling this congress the least productive in a generation. that's where we begin today with your calls and comments. join the conversation on this friday morning. you can send us an e-mail or join us online at twitter or join us on facebook. let's go to the new york times piece that call this congressional session the least successful in
Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
until the 2012 election. at this hour, senator scott brown and elizabeth warren just wrapped up a debate. their first. we'll show you how mitt romney is dragging down republicans all over america. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> the president is destroying mitt romney for denigrating half of america. and mitt romney is scrambling to explain his own family's history of welfare. >> my dad had to get financial h help, the government helped his family to be able to get on their feet again. >> howard fineman on the republican train wreck. and we'll go to boston for live reaction to the elizabeth warren/scott brown debate. >>> mitt romney says, he would have an easier time getting elected if he were mexican. and he uses a slur to describe undocumented immigrants. tonight, we'll go live to miami for reaction from the latino community. >>> and mitt romney's coal miner photo op is backfiring in his face. >> people wonder how they're going to have a br
Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
as dependent on government handouts. meanwhile, the president's rise in the polls could boost senate democrats and maybe just maybe bring an end to gridlock in congress. starting with the fallout from the video, according to the latest reuters poll, better than 40% of registered voters have a less favorable view of romney after viewing the video. meanwhile 26% opinions improved. 30% said it made no difference whatsoever. with the video driving numbers down romney sounded contrite at a univision forum last night. >> romney: my campaign is about the 100%. >> obama: when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims. that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> eliot: univision's anchors pressed both and candidates on immigration. romney stuck to promising comprehensive change while hammering the president for failing to achieve his own comprehensive reform. >> romney: i'm not going to be rounding people out and deporting them
Sep 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
special exemplary justifiable acts that, frankly, the test is going to be, can i explain it at a senate hearing? >> that's always a good test. [laughter] thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, senator collins. senator johnson. good morning. >> good morning, and thank you, mr. chairman, and, you know, thank you for holding this hearing. i felt the best disinfectant is light of day, and explaning in front of a senate hearing is a good benchmark. senator collins, interesting, as i was briefed for this, looking through the materials, the thing that jumped at me was the -- have you seen the video by chance? i viewed that yesterday, and inspector general, i appreciate the fact your staff will let us release that. it's important, although we're not talking billions of dollars here, i think those antedoal examples of just outrageous spending by the federal government is important. it is important to note this is not just one conference. it was in 2010, $30,000 spent on time-temperature picture frames handed out to the participants. again, i appreciate that and look forward to the video being
Sep 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, i'd yield the floor. mr. akaka mr. sanders:man? the presiding officer: the senator vearmt. mr. sanders: i want to congratulate my colleague, senator harkin, for his remarks and i certainly agree with him. i want to just pick up perhaps, or amplify a point that senator harkin just made. there was a remarkable storks a frightening story, in "the new york times" today. i don't know that people have digested it, but the headline is, "life expectancy shrinks for less educated whites in the united states." and let me quote -- generally speaking, the trend for life expectancy in the united states and all over the world has been going up. and the goal of a good society and a strong health care system is to see that people live longer, healthier, happier lives. but as a result of the devastating attacks in a variety of ways on the working class of this country over a period of years, over a period of years, not just starting yesterday, this is where we are. let me quote from this article, and i hope people hear this because this is really shocking stuff. and i quote: "the steepest decl
Sep 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
tonight and the rest of the conventions. ray suare. >> suarez: we will hear from senate majority leader harry reid of november and house minority leader nancy pelosi of california. later on there will be video tributes, the first to fermenter president jimmy carter and one to the late senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. and of course much later tonight as judy mentioned, the keynote from the 37 year old mayor of san antonio texas, hoolian julit trocastroand michelle obama, tht lady of the united states. >> woodruff: mark shields and draifd brooks were with us last weak in tampa and they are here with us in charlotte. what does this line up tonight say to you what the democrats, what barack obama wants to accomplish. >> michelle obama isç obviously the mostç interesting one. just as romney needed to be, still president obama needs to be humanized a little. he's a bit ensue her. motivation behind healthcare and the turmoil to do a lot of things; even though the overall rates is high and has been phenomenally favorable, the favorable or unfavorable rated has shifted quite signifi
Sep 23, 2012 9:20pm EDT
in the british courts but the government does not -- >> senator has gone -- >> thank you. my point is matter of relevant. the question i asked, is whether we've made representation to the british government by metropolitan police. that's a yes or no question minister. >> there's no point of order. the minister is answering the question and the minister has one minute and five seconds. today there are 62 representations made by the australian government. now, according to a advice i got from the department, no australian received more attention in a comparable space of time in terms of representation than mr. assange. this includes representations on his behalf to obtain insurances of due pross and future legal proceedings. >> that was the highlight of the latest sitting the australian parliament. see you next time. >> see the first of the presidential debates wednesday october 3rd live on c-span, c-span radio and next a debate with candidates for the u.s. senate in missouri. then ann romney campaigns in milwaukee at 11:00 p.m., "q&a" with former t.a.r.p. inspector general neil ba
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
is the democratic point? what is senator tammy baldwin, barak obama, jobs for america? >> let me tell you, wisconsin is a state that makes things. as a percentage of our economy, we are one of the major manufacturing states in the country. and we are also suffering. we produce more paper than any other state. but there's unfair trade. our competitors, china in particular, subsidizing the industry to the tune of billions of dollars in recent years. i introduced bipartisan legislation this year and got wrapped up into a larger trade bill but the president signed it and it allows tariffs when we know our competitors are cheating. you talk to the people in paper mills across wisconsin and other industries being affected by this and they want a fighter on their side. buy america policies. another important one and it doesn't cost us that much money. but when we are securing our homeland or spending taxpayer dollars on defense those ought to be supporting u.s. jobs. wisconsin builds ships. we are on the great lakes. wisconsin@).s"s engines and components for naval ships, coast guardships we need buy ameri
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